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Moore County Emergency Management
Thursday December 1st, 2011 :: 08:53 a.m. CST

Advisory

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AMARILLO TX
454 AM CST THU DEC 1 2011

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454 AM CST THU DEC 1 2011

..A WINTRY MIX OF PRECIPITATION WILL BE POSSIBLE ACROSS THE TEXAS AND OKLAHOMA PANHANDLES TODAY THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE PANHANDLES THIS MORNING ALLOWING AN ARCTIC AIRMASS TO FILTER INTO THE AREA. AT THE SAME TIME...A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL SLOWLY APPROACH AND MOVE ACROSS THE REGION BY THE WEEKEND. A REINFORCING SURGE OF COLDER AIR WILL ARRIVE IN THE PANHANDLES LATE FRIDAY NIGHT OR SATURDAY MORNING.

THE PRECIPITATION WILL BEGIN AS A MIX OF LIGHT FREEZING DRIZZLE AND LIGHT SNOW ACROSS THE FAR NORTHWEST TEXAS AND THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN OKLAHOMA PANHANDLE TODAY. THE LIGHT FREEZING DRIZZLE WILL OVERSPREAD ALL OF THE PANHANDLES TONIGHT. LITTLE TO NO ACCUMULATION OF SNOW AND ICE IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME THROUGH TONIGHT.

ON FRIDAY...LIGHT FREEZING RAIN IS POSSIBLE OVER MUCH OF THE TEXAS PANHANDLE DURING THE MORNING HOURS. THIS LIGHT FREEZING RAIN MAY CHANGE OVER TO RAIN OVER MUCH OF THE PANHANDLES FRIDAY AFTERNOON AS SURFACE TEMPERATURES RISE ABOVE FREEZING. LITTLE TO NO ACCUMULATION OF SNOW AND ICE IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME DURING THE DAY ON FRIDAY.

BY FRIDAY NIGHT INTO SATURDAY...A MIX OF FREEZING RAIN AND SNOW CAN BE EXPECTED ACROSS THE WESTERN TWO THIRDS OF THE PANHANDLES INCLUDING AMARILLO WHILE MAINLY RAIN WILL OCCUR ACROSS THE EAST PANHANDLES.
SOME SNOW AND ICE ACCUMULATIONS MAY RESULT FRIDAY NIGHT INTO SATURDAY OVER THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN PANHANDLES.

PRECIPITATION WILL END SATURDAY EVENING AS HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS OVER THE AREA.

IN ADDITION TO THE WINTRY PRECIPITATION...A MUCH COLDER AIRMASS CAN BE EXPECTED DURING THIS TIME FRAME WITH WELL BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES ANTICIPATED. LOWS TONIGHT WILL BE IN THE TEENS AND 20S.
LOWS ON FRIDAY NIGHT WILL BE IN THE 20S AND 30S. LOWS ON SATURDAY NIGHT WILL BE IN THE TEENS TO 20S. HIGHS WILL STRUGGLE TO WARM UP WITH 30S TO LOWER 50S EXPECTED TODAY...30S ON FRIDAY...30S TO 40S ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY. AREAS OF FREEZING FOG OR FOG WILL DEVELOP TONIGHT AND PERSIST ACROSS THE PANHANDLES THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT.

MUCH UNCERTAINTY STILL EXISTS WITH THIS SYSTEM ESPECIALLY CONCERNING PRECIPITATION TYPES AND AMOUNTS SO PLEASE STAY UP TO DATE WITH THE LATEST FORECASTS

Address/Location
Moore County Emergency Management
700 S Bliss Ave
Dumas, TX 79029

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 806-934-9520

Tommy Brooks
Emergency Management
tbrooks@moore-tx.com
806-934-9520

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